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Americans dominate first World Triathlon Series women's race

May. 15, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

It was quite a day for American women at the season-opening World Triathlon Championship Series race outside Tokyo, one that bodes well for them at the Olympics in less than two months. Taylor Knibb won the Yokohama Triathlon to book her place on the U.S. team for the...

Chasing baseball gold: Israeli team has big dreams for Tokyo

May. 14, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Valencia ducked out of the scorching Arizona sun, reached into a cooler to grab an ice-cold drink and took a seat on the bench. The former Major League Baseball player savored the sweat dripping off his face onto the dugout floor, knowing he had found a second...

World champion cyclist Alaphilippe to skip Tokyo Olympics

May. 14, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — World champion cyclist Julian Alaphilippe has decided to skip the Tokyo Olympics, where he was expected to be a medal contender in the road race. The French rider said Friday it was a personal choice reached in agreement with the national team. ...

USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A boycott of next year's Beijing Olympics will not solve any geopolitical issues with China and will only serve to place athletes training for the games under a “cloud of uncertainty,” the head of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee wrote to Congress on Thursday. ...

Vavic gets ready for Tokyo in water polo as dad awaits trial

May. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Marko Vavic was in Mexico when it happened. He had just flown to Cabo San Lucas to spend spring break with a group of friends. When Vavic woke up, there were several text messages on his phone. That was how Operation Varsity Blues barreled...

Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding the Tokyo Olympics

May. 09, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Naomi Osaka is conflicted over whether the Tokyo Olympics should be held amid the coronavirus pandemic. The second-ranked tennis player, who represents Japan, was asked about the games at the Italian Open on Sunday. “Of course I would...

The Latest: Virus KOs Canada from Olympic gymnastics event

May. 07, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Canada will not send a gymnastics team to a last-chance Tokyo Olympic qualifier because of COVID-19 concerns. The 2021 Senior Pan American...

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

May. 06, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and sailed with...

Coe gives stamp of approval to Tokyo Olympic test event

May. 05, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of track and field, said a half-marathon test event run in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Wednesday made him confident that the Olympic marathon can be held successfully in the city when the Tokyo Games open in...

Budget carrier flydubai posts $194M loss due to pandemic

May. 02, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's budget carrier flydubai reported Sunday a loss of $194 million in 2020 as revenue fell by more than 50% in what it described as one of the toughest years in the aviation industry. The carrier's financial losses reflect how the...